PBS NewsHour

The extra costs of extra weight for older adults

Clip: Season 2015 | 7m 34s

Lifelong obesity, now common in the U.S., is beginning to change how Americans age. Along Alabama's Gulf Coast, one in three adults is obese, and many who have lived with the negative health effects of excess weight are entering their senior years. Special correspondent Sarah Varney of Kaiser Health News reports on the added costs, disabilities and challenges for older obese patients.

Aired: 02/27/15

Rating: NR

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